Distribution of Hares in Greater Manchester
Records of Brown Hare and Mountain Hare held by GMEU. This data set includes records collected as part of the North West Brown Hare Project (merseysidebiobank.org.uk/BrownHare)
Greater Manchester with a small proportion of records from bordering districts. The majority of records have a 100 metre or greater precision.
The dataset is a subset of the data held by GMEU. The dataset has been updated to inform the Greater Manchester Biodiversity Action Plan, Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and planning decisions within the county.
(a) Grid references have been checked against the original site descriptions, erronious grid references, where identified, have been corrected (b) the entire dataset has been checked using the NBN record cleaner (c) obvious duplicates have been removed (d) The dataset have been verified by the North West Brown Hare Project Officer
Largely records submitted by casual recorders and the data collected as part of the North West Brown Hare Project. All records have been through a basic validation process by GMEU ecologist before entry. The Brown Hare Project officer has verified all records. A few records are from 1km square surveys
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